Soft Computing in Engineering

Jamshid Ghaboussi

May 4, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 204 Pages - 147 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498745673 - CAT# K26954

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Features

Suits a very broad audience.

Begins with basic principles and directs them to a wide range of engineering applications.

Useful as a textbook for graduate students in engineering.

Encourages conventionally-trained engineers to explore new methods and techniques.

Summary

Soft computing methods such as neural networks and genetic algorithms draw on the problem solving strategies of the natural world which differ fundamentally from the mathematically-based computing methods normally used in engineering. Human brains are highly effective computers with capabilities far beyond those of the most sophisticated electronic computers. The 'soft computing‘ methods they use can solve very difficult inverse problems based on reduction in disorder.

This book outlines these methods and applies them to a range of difficult engineering problems, including applications in computational mechanics, earthquake engineering, and engineering design. Most of these are difficult inverse problems – especially in engineering design – and are treated in depth.